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02-05-1997PH Dst1NEIGHBORHOOD PUBLIC HEARING WASHINGTON BLSI1ENPARY - DISTRICT I NEED /CONCERNS 2/05/97 COUNCILOR FRIETZE, AND MR. RUCKS, Chairman -CDAC: There were 50 persons in attendance. The needs and concerns are as follow: Ms. Yvonne Attwood - • Social services for impoverished people, especially children, and homeless people • Economic Development programs - Training for permanent jobs for the unemployed and disabled Ms. Barb Hughson - • Supported Ms. Attwood • Transportation & counseling services for cancer patients • Financial assistance for medicine for cancer patients Mr. Ken Kessen - • Assistance with welfare reform Ms. JoAnn Crawley - • Infrastructure (a physical place) for coordinated care • Combination of service programs to make maximum use of program funds (i.e., 14/15 years old teens working with 4/5 year old children) • Targeting housing by neighborhood • Community based, flexible programming Washington Elementary Representatives - • Housing in Elementary school areas • After school programs for children at Elementary School • Street lights and sidewalks on Chestnut • Paving on third street North of Washington School Mr. Paul Borunda - • Property tax freeze • Overlay zone to permit add ons without setbacks • Home rehab assistance in historic districts 06.11 • After school programs • Educational programs - Satellite for the Dona Ana Branch Community College • Assistance for homeless, especially male veterans Mr. Robert Sanchez - • Activities for children • Services for families and students • Day programs and Child care for people working Mr. Micky Curtis - • Assistance for abused children and family violence Ms. Margaret Matken - • Services for children, especially Child care for people working based on ability to pay Ms. Else Altslool - • Utilization of East Las Cruces Neighborhood Association Ms. Mary Lou Desk - • Assistance for TOTS through Tresco • Assistance for Children with special needs • Assistance for expand Tresco facilities Ms. Gracie Aguirre - • Sidewalks, North San Pedro L. Olguin Leonard - • Sidewalks, South Mesquite between Las Cruces and Amador Mr. Steve Trowbridge - • Home Rehabilitation - issue of flood control /insurance • After school programs • Community policing - a priority, but not with CDBG funds Tresco Representative - i Community inclusion in what Tresco does now George Pearson - • Economic Development - new jobs in Las Cruces The public was also concerned about City staff utilizing reprogrammed Community Development Block Grant funds to fund the Casto Travel venture. Council District #1 - Washington Elementary 2/13/97 INPUT ON HOW TO USE 1997/98 BLOCK GRANT FUNDS Speaker 1. There needs to be more trust in the process. 2. Other funds should be used. 3. There should be a competitive process. Speaker - Community of Hope 1. The proposal damages the Community of Hope 2. The proposal damages citizen trust in Community of Hope 3. Resources should not be used for downtown revitalization 4. If there is available money in other city funds, it should be used for social services. Speaker - Atlas Travel 1. Don't use resources for private co. 2. The company doesn't exist in Sunny Dale. 3. Not a use for soft money? Speaker - Community of Hope 1. There should be support for Community of Hope Speaker - Community of Hope 1. There is no guarantee that Community of Hope will not be damaged. Speaker 1. Concerned over the integrity of the Block Grant fund process. Speaker 1. The priority form the use of funds should be the homeless. Specifically Children. 2. Social Services 3. Economic Development 4. Programs for the disabled. Speaker 1. There should be support for services for Cancer victims. a. Transportation b. Counseling Speaker 1. Additional pressure because of welfare reform that will increase family problems. Specifically, a. child abuse b. need for work C. need for transportation Speaker - NMSU 1. There is a lack of an infrastructure to coordinated services. 2. Children are lost in our system 3. There is a need to coordinate or centralize service for child abuse. 4. Problems of family violence need to be addressed. Speaker - Washington Elementary 1. Housing in the area (rehab, etc.) should be a priority 2. There should be an after school program at Washington. Speaker 1. Sidewalks on Chestnut 2. Pave Cactus Street. 3. More street lights in the area. Speaker 1. There should be an overlay zone for the East Side to a. address set backs b. freeze taxes C. provide more funds for the historic district d. provide a study program e. provide for education programs f. provide for child care g. provide for homeless, specifically, homeless vets. Speaker 1. Priority should be children, specifically, basic need, food, housing, etc. 2. Families 3. Senior citizens, specifically housing 4. Homeless 5. Community school programs to provide a. child care b. jobs Speaker 1. There should be assistance for abuse children and issues of family violence 2. There should be after school programs "at Washington School Speaker 1. Services for children, specifically day care. Speaker 1. Services for children with special needs, specifically, support programs for TOTS. Speaker 1. Would like to see broken sidewalks repaired in front of her rental property. Speaker 1. Need for more sidewalks in the area. Speaker 1. After school programs 2. Day Care 3. Community policing. Speaker 1. More coordination of programs. Speaker - Tresco 1. We provide the community with programs. Speaker 1. More jobs, economic development. Speaker 1. Public funds should not be used to support the private sector. CASTO TRAVEL Speaker 1. Objects to taking funds already committed 2. If is going to be done, there should be a future set aside. 3. Economic Development should attract jobs for college graduates 4. Economic Development should provide for controlled growth. 5. Economic Development should do more than create more poor. Speaker - Community of Hope 1. The process didn't let us know 2. It is unfortunate that this occurred. 3. We do need more jobs 4. There need to be assurances that the money will be returned to Community of Hope. Speaker 1. Against the proposal, to many other needs left unmet. Speaker 1. Against, speaker feels that we are rushing in, that we should Speaker I accept the Senators presentation and am in favor of the proposal. Speaker 1. Do not use CDBG funds for private co. 2. Not much work done for the money invested. Speaker 1. Will support if it doesn't cost more than $150,000 and there are guarantees from the City to support Community of Hope. 2. Suggest that funds come from a source other than CDBG. Speaker 1. Supports concept of economic development 2. Should be done with City money in conjunction with the County. Speaker 1. Would like to see amortization of the loan published in the paper. ui TRAVEL RESERVATIONS CENTER COMPANY PROPOSES TO LOCATE IN LAS CRUCES Las Cruces has tentatively been selected as the site for a new Casto Travel, Inc. Travel Reservations Center Facility. Casto Travel is a Sunnyvale, California Company that is a US leader in travel reservations services for corporate America. The Company provides nation wide travel services to many large corporations. The Company appears to be a good, financially solid company that will provide a substantial boost to the local economy and our City's office industry base. The Las Cruces Center will receive in- bound reservation calling from throughout the US on a 24 hour day, seven day a week basis. Local travel reservations business is not a priority for the Company. Casto Travel plans to locate in a building In the Downtown area of Las Cruces to start operations. Initially, 20 employees will be hired. In two to three years Casto intends to be at full build out and provide 47 jobs to the area with average starting wages expected to be somewhat above minimum wage. The City has assisted the Company in submitting an application to the New Mexico Industrial Development Job Training Program. Further, the Casto business development will create a state of the art tele- communications center. Community leaders have been working with Casto Travel officials during their site visits for the past year. Currently, Casto Travel has headquarters facilities located in Sunnyvale, California; additional US offices in San Francisco, and Washington D.C.; and international offices located in Paris, London and the Philippines. For More Information, Contact: Joe Dearing, Special Projects Office (525 -2852) ua: : t.. 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